The concept of inclusive economic growth

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Spring 2018
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What would economic growth for people look like? Here the answer is sought through rethinking core economic concepts as part of an effort to change the narrative on economic growth and equality. Central to this a repudiation of the claim that there is a trade-off between growth and equality. Social inclusion is necessary for (sustainable) economic growth, while economic growth is needed for societal transformation. Gender equality is intricately interwoven in this agenda. Other conceptual shifts are outlined that will help to embed equality and inclusion throughout economic production and in the wider society. This article is part of the Soundings Futures series.

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